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Event Notification Report for March 14, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           03/13/2002 - 03/14/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38763  38764  38765  

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38763       |
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| REP ORG:  WHEELING PITTSBURG STEEL CORP.       |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/13/2002|
|LICENSEE:  WHEELING PITTSBURG STEEL CORP        |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:43[EST]|
|    CITY:  FOLLANSBEE               REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        03/12/2002|
|  COUNTY:  BROOKE                    STATE:  WV |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|
|LICENSE#:  47-16875-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/13/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BARBARA BOOKER               |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|IBBE 30.50(b)(2)         SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILUR|                             |
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| SOURCE SHIELD SHUTTER WOULD NOT CLOSE                                        |
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| A Cs-137, 2 curie source (1978), shield shutter would not close to secure    |
| source in the shield on the coke line. Licensee took compensatory measures   |
| to secure source by manually closing and blocking the shutter in the closed  |
| position. Additionally, a cable and counter-weight have been utilized to     |
| maintain the shutter in the secure condition. No personnel exposures were    |
| received as a result of this event. The licensee plans to remove the         |
| defective unit on 3/15/02 and ship it to a vendor (Texas Nuclear) for        |
| repair.                                                                      |
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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   38764       |
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| REP ORG:  YALE UNIVERSITY                      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/13/2002|
|LICENSEE:  YALE UNIVERSITY                      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:37[EST]|
|    CITY:  NEW HAVEN                REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        03/13/2002|
|  COUNTY:  NEW HAVEN                 STATE:  CT |EVENT TIME:        15:00[EST]|
|LICENSE#:  0600183-03            AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/13/2002|
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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |DAVID LEW            R1      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  TAMMY STEMEN                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|BAB1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |
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| TWO TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS MISSING FROM MOUNTING BRACKETS                        |
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| During a review and inventory of tritium exit signs to be replaced with      |
| non-tritium signs, two exit sign brackets, without signs,  were identified.  |
| Both missing signs were from the Arts and Architecture building and were     |
| 11.5 curies each. The signs were manufactured by Isolite, model #880. The    |
| licensee intends to contact the contractor who originally installed the      |
| signs, students, faculty, and the building supervisor for information to     |
| locate the missing signs.                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38765       |
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| FACILITY: PERRY                    REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 03/13/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  OH |NOTIFICATION TIME: 20:21[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        03/13/2002|
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  MICHAEL NEMCEK               |LAST UPDATE DATE:  03/13/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  GERRY WAIG                   +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MONTE PHILLIPS       R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D)   ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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| HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY SYSTEM INOPERABLE                                   |
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| "During the performance of a surveillance (E22-T2004) for high pressure core |
| spray system (HPCS), the condensate storage tank suction check valve         |
| (1E22F0002) failed to seat properly. The operability determination for the   |
| check valve determined that there was significant potential that the check   |
| valve springs had broken resulting in foreign material in the HPCS system.   |
| Since the long-term operation of the system was potentially impacted, the    |
| system was declared inoperable at 1830. HPCS is a single train safety        |
| system."  The licensee verified the operability of RCIC within one hour.     |
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| The licensee notified the NRC Resident.                                      |
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